|Herb Mills on the Hiring Hall - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes the importance of the Hiring Hall to the culture and politics of longshoring.
Keywords: ILWU; hiring hall; longshoremen
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silent footage of strikers marching, parading along waterfront, cops on horseback, scenes of the Embarcadero
Keywords: waterfront strike; longshoremen; 1934
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|Herb Mills The Old Days - Shaping San Francisco|
Retired Secretary-Treasurer Herb Mills (ILWU Local 10) talks about the "old days" on the waterfront, both from the point of view of the longshoremen who came out of the notorious "shape-up"of the 1920s and found dignity and respect and good wages via the union, but also the scene along the waterfront in those long-lost days... saloons, bars, cafes, diners, peep shows, hotels, meeting rooms... crowded with people coming and going from near and far, a lively and forgotten scene along the "City Fro...
Keywords: waterfront; City Front; longshoremen; ILWU; dockworkers
|Herb Mills Solidarity And Morality - Shaping San Francisco|
Herb Mills, retired Secretary-Treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes here the solidarity among longshoremen on the job which gives rise to moral actors, reinforcing an ethical system of mutual respect and mutual aid that was the underpinning of the longshore union during its heyday from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Keywords: longshoremen; ILWU; morality; solidarity; cooperation; mutual aid
|Herb Mills A Highly Skilled Job - Shaping San Francisco|
Retired Secretary-Treasure of ILWU Local 10 Herb Mills gives an entertaining and eloquent description of the labor process of longshoring pre-containerization, detailing how the solidarity and moral cohesion of the men was created through their shared labor in the holds of ships and on docks along San Francisco's industrial waterfront. Interviewed in 1996 by Chris Carlsson and Steve Stallone for the Shaping San Francisco prjoect.
Keywords: longshoremen; longshoring; dockers; dock work; ILWU; winches; hoists; cranes; solidarity